Regional Planner

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is seeking a Regional Planner I to develop and manage projects with cities and counties within the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Under the direction of the Regional Planning Director, the Regional Planner will develop and implement goals, objectives, and priorities of the Transportation Division and Community/ Economic Development Division of SIMPCO. In addition, the position will primarily assist with the transportation planning activities within each of the SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRPTA), bike and pedestrian planning, grant applications, and any other related duties as assigned by the Regional Planning Director

Job Duties:

  • Transportation plans and studies
  • Bicycle/pedestrian planning
  • Long Range Transportation Plans
  • Transportation Improvement Programs
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Economic development plans and studies
  • Grant writing, research, and data collection
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Travel and attendance at evening meetings in the planning area
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the Regional Planning Director and the Executive Director

Background & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university in community development, transportation planning, geography, urban planning or related field.  Must have valid driver’s license.

Salary: $41,000 to $54,000 DOQ plus benefit package

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: or by mail at:

1122 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa, 51105.

Application deadline:  June 3, 2019.  EOE/AA

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is a regional planning agency located in Sioux City, Iowa.  The agency is guided by a board of directors comprised of city and county-elected officials, representatives of the private sector and stakeholder organizations.  SIMPCO collaborates with local governments in long-range strategic and comprehensive planning, community and economic development activities, transportation planning issues, and regional program management.